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A working mom and a stay at home dad help you navigate the complex and dynamic world of secular homeschooling with a focus on early learners and gameschooling.

Homeschool Together Podcast Arial and Matthew Buza

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A working mom and a stay at home dad help you navigate the complex and dynamic world of secular homeschooling with a focus on early learners and gameschooling.

    Short Bite - Catan

    Short Bite - Catan

    Are you tired of playing Monopoly, Candyland, or insert Milton Bradley title here, but you're unsure how to get your family beyond the classic (and mostly boring) board games? Settlers of Catan is THE gateway game. We've seen it be the spark that sets a family down a path of nerdy board game goodness and as gameschoolers we know the power games have to not only entertain, but teach valuable lessons and academic skills. If you've been on the fence about weightier board games at all, dip your toe into the waters of Catan and you'll be pleasantly surprised! Even better, Catan Junior offers a terrific way to help your kids break out of the Candyland mold too. Great artwork, simple mechanics, and intriguing strategy make this the perfect entry to the nerdy board game world. Welcome!


    Settlers of Catan
    Ages 8 and up
    3-4 players (with 5-6 player expansion available)
    60 min playtime
    Skills: strategic thinking, math, probabilities, colors


    Catan Junior
    Ages 6-10
    3-4 players
    30 min playtime
    Skills: strategic thinking, math, probabilities


    FREE Resource Guide
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    Show Notes
    Catan - https://amzn.to/3s8q7Hg
    Catan Junior - https://amzn.to/3bvcr3o
    Big Bang Theory Catan Clip - https://youtu.be/eEq-0inAWzk
    The Man Who Created Settlers of Catan - https://youtu.be/niTSTcZkriA


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    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2LHBAmkwPj6N6OUnSmDZZQ

    • 16 min
    Getting to Know a Parent Partnership with the Sky Valley Education Center

    Getting to Know a Parent Partnership with the Sky Valley Education Center

    Today we sit down with Sky Valley Education Center (SVEC) director Karen Rosencrans and teacher Amber Ortiz to discuss their public Parent Partnership Program? Is it just like pubic school? Is it only enrichment classes? Join us to learn what this terrific program is all about and how alternative education schools can provide guidance, support, and community for your homeschool.


    Find out more about SVEC:
    https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/svec


    Follow SVEC and see the latest news on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/SkyValleyEducationCenter/


    FREE Resource Guide
    Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners!
    https://rebrand.ly/fstke


    Connect with us
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast
    Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/
    Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2LHBAmkwPj6N6OUnSmDZZQ

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Short Bite - Ticket To Ride

    Short Bite - Ticket To Ride

    Choo Choo Homeschoolers! Today we talk about the extremely popular and widely available game, Ticket To Ride. There are endless expansions, children's editions, and digital options for both iOS and Android. This game hits it all and is a must have for your homeschool!


    Ages 7 and up
    2-5 players
    30 min playtime
    Skills: strategic thinking, math, probabilities, colors


    FREE Resource Guide
    Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners!
    https://rebrand.ly/fstke


    Show Notes
    Ticket to Ride - https://amzn.to/3pzyM3F
    Ticket to Ride 1910 expansion - https://amzn.to/34I5bwV
    Ticket to Ride First Journey - https://amzn.to/3hgMiWF
    Ticket to Ride Europe - https://amzn.to/34H0X8F
    Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries - https://amzn.to/38wny93
    Ticket to Ride New York - https://amzn.to/3aELvxs
    Ticket to Ride London - https://amzn.to/3mIQorH
    Ticket to Ride Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/market/ticket_to_ride
    Emerald City (DIY) - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/129237/emerald-city-fan-expansion-ticket-ride
    Ticket to Ride (iOS) - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ticket-to-ride-train-game/id432504470
    Ticket to Ride First Journey (iOS) - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ticket-to-ride-first-journey/id1210665600
    Ticket to Ride (Android) - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.daysofwonder.tt.android&hl=en_US&gl=US
    Ticket to Ride First Journey (Android) - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.asmodeedigital.tickettoride1journey&hl=en_US&gl=US
    Ticket to Ride (Max high score) - https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/40819/score-maximization-solution-290


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    Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/
    Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2LHBAmkwPj6N6OUnSmDZZQ

    • 12 min
    Gameschooling with Danielle Dabbs

    Gameschooling with Danielle Dabbs

    Get your game on! You know we love using games in our homeschool and today we have a 'game geek out' sesson for you. We had the pleasure to talk with Danielle from Board Game Babies about all things games, and specifically gameschooling for young kids. We referenced a ton of games specifically geared towards young learners. Sit down, get your dice trays, and Game Out with us!


    Follow Danielle's Game Reviews
    Find more on Danielle's charitable efforts through her instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/boardgamebabies/
    Her blog:
    https://boardgamebabies.wordpress.com/
    And her Amazon store:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/boardgamebabies


    FREE Resource Guide
    Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners!
    https://rebrand.ly/fstke


    Danielle's Top Games
    Preschool Fun
    Dragomino - https://amzn.to/3plExBF
    My first Castle Panic - https://amzn.to/3mKOBlV


    Preschool Educational
    Bus Stop - https://amzn.to/3aGvrva
    Super Why ABC Letter Game - https://amzn.to/3psMjdf


    Early Elementary
    Silver and Gold - https://amzn.to/3pk7b6g
    Draftosaurus - https://amzn.to/3nPLGK9
    Trekking the World - https://amzn.to/2WLbg7o


    Other Referenced Games
    Catan Junior - https://amzn.to/3rsSY92
    Ticket To Ride First Journey - https://amzn.to/37LP7vI
    Agricola Family Edition - https://amzn.to/38vPhXv
    Dinosaur Island - https://amzn.to/3nOWjwL
    Zombie Kids - https://amzn.to/2KONOmS
    Unicorn Glitterluck - https://amzn.to/2M0E09P
    Carcassonne Junior - https://amzn.to/2M0EdtD
    Dragonwood - https://amzn.to/37NPdmG
    Disney Codenames - https://amzn.to/2WL82k1
    Dinosaur Tea Party - https://amzn.to/2Jl76jq
    King Domino - https://amzn.to/3hdbUE0
    King Domino Printables - https://www.blueorangegames.com/games-goodies
    Sushi Go! - https://amzn.to/2WIDUWD
    Quacks of Quedlinburg - https://amzn.to/34H97xD
    Digogenics - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/210296/dinogenics
    Dinosaur Island - https://amzn.to/2WIXpyi
    Jurassico (Print and Play) - https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/103359/print-and-play-jurassico
    Trekking the Parks - https://amzn.to/3nTJEJe
    Race to the Treasure - https://amzn.to/3mMJh1u
    Floaty Fight - https://amzn.to/3mHxIIY


    Connect with us
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    Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/
    Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2LHBAmkwPj6N6OUnSmDZZQ

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Homeschool Together Short Announcement!

    Homeschool Together Short Announcement!

    We have a short announcement regarding the podcast!


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    Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/
    Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com

    • 3 min
    Homeschooling Journeys: Kristin Drenzek

    Homeschooling Journeys: Kristin Drenzek

    Every day can be an adventure! That’s the motto of today’s guest, Kristin Drenzek. We sit down with this Alaskan mom to discuss wild schooling, Blossom and Root, embracing each day with flexibility, and how time outdoors can lead to the most amazing and unexpected learning opportunities.


    Kristin's Instagram Feed is a must follow - https://www.instagram.com/alaskawildlings/
    Kristin's Blogs - https://talesofamountainmama.com/author/kristin/
    http://www.alaskawildlings.com/


    Kristin's guide to outerwear - https://us.reima.com/pages/alaska-wildlings


    Show Notes
    Coil binder - https://amzn.to/38rY64n
    Blossom and root space study - https://blossomandroot.com/kindergarten-curriculum/
    Felting kit - https://amzn.to/37IYQ6i
    Nugget couch (alternative) - https://amzn.to/34BZv7m
    Pikler triangle - https://amzn.to/3mIn3gY
    Ninja line - https://amzn.to/3heuAmW
    Swedish ladder - https://amzn.to/3aABfGD
    Hammock kids - https://amzn.to/2JfKUXW


    Connect with us
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast
    Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/
    Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2LHBAmkwPj6N6OUnSmDZZQ

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